Head of Policy - Scotland



Organisation
The Soil Association
Reference
VAC-56181
Sector
Environment & Sustainability, Policy & Research
Location
Edinburgh
Salary Details
£44,635
Contract Type
Permanent
Closing Date
12/02/2021 11:12:00
Join us to support the building of a policy framework for our sustainable land use work

Job Description

37.5 hours per week (30 hours per week considered)

About the opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Soil Association’s policy advocacy in Scotland on farming and land use, at a pivotal moment as we move beyond the Brexit transition period. The Soil Association is collaborating widely to build a policy framework that can support a ten-year transition to agroecology and sustainable land use. This role will be instrumental in building networks and influence in Scotland to achieve that goal, working closely with the UK Policy Unit and the Director of Soil Association Scotland.

About you

You will have:

  • substantial experience of developing public affairs strategies and plans.
  • substantial experience of the Scottish political and policy context and influencing via relevant networks.
  • substantial knowledge of relevant issues, including the climate and biodiversity impact of farming and land use.
  • high credibility with policy audiences

Important dates

Interviews are expected to take place: online, 10th February 2021

To Apply

Visit our website to read the full job description and submit your application form. Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

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For any queries, please contact recruitment@soilassociation.org

Please note we do not accept CVs or Cover Letters.

Soil Association is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of their background. We value diversity whilst also acknowledging that people from certain backgrounds are underrepresented in our organisation. If you’re not sure about applying, please get in touch with us for a chat.

Thank you for your interest in supporting our work at the Soil Association

Company Description

The Soil Association, formed in 1946, is the only UK charity which works across the spectrum of human health, the environment and animal welfare. That’s because we cannot tackle these issues in isolation. 

We campaign for change, we support farming innovation, we serve healthy food in communities, we support and grow the organic market and we protect forests. We couldn't do any of this without our supporters, partners, donors and dedicated staff. We make a difference in the world where it’s needed the most.